Tom Hood is the CEO of MACPA & Business Learning Institute. Tom is considered one of the most influential leaders in the global accounting profession. Starting with his prolific digital footprint with over 750,000 followers on Linked-in, Twitter and other social accounts. In 2017, Tom was named the Second Most Influential Person in Accounting for the fifth year by Accounting Today Magazine. He was also one of the first five thought leaders inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame (2015) by CPA Practice Advisor and LinkedIn recruited Tom as one of the Top 100 Influencers. Tom helps CPAs and organizations be future-ready through his work at the Business Learning Institute that provides state of the art learning curriculums, strategy and leadership development for the Top 500 CPA Firms, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, State CPA Societies and even internationally. He has been the CEO of MACPA and BLI for twenty years and was a CFO of a highway construction company before that. He graduated from Loyola University – Maryland and has a Masters in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.